With more than 100 shopping malls spread out all across the tiny island, Singapore is undoubtedly a shopper’s paradise. Fret not if you are spoilt for choice. Check out this list for the best shopping malls in Singapore!
TOP 1 The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands
Located in between the Marina Reservoir and the three iconic towers of Marina Bay Sands, the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a magnificent glass structure that houses an impressive collection of luxury brands under its roof. Almost every luxury brand you can think of can be found along its corridors, with the exception of Louis Vuitton which is housed in a crystal island on the Marina Reservoir facing the Shoppes. The interior is spacious and classy, with natural light shining in through the glass which adds to its elegance.
Besides shopping, there’s also an indoor canal where shoppers can take a sampan ride and be transported through the mall. Another special feature of the mall is the Rain Oculus which gathers and pours out 22,000 litres of water per minute, a laudable effort in the resort’s practice of sustainability. While you’re there, be sure to catch Spectra, a breathtaking laser display and light show which plays twice nightly at 8pm and 9pm.
Address : 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
TOP 2 ION Orchard
Located right above the Orchard MRT Station, ION Orchard stands prominently at the heart of the famous Orchard Road shopping belt. With the tall beams and the magnificent exterior of glass tiles gleaming in the sun, it is a structure that is impossible to miss as you walk down the bustling Orchard Road. ION Orchard boasts an impressive collection of luxury brands as well as fast fashion retailers such as Uniqlo and H&M. On top of that, the food selection is also rather extensive with cafes, specialty restaurants and snack and dessert shops.
Fret not if you’re on a budget as ION Orchard has options that caters to you too! Head to Basement 4 which is chock full of affordable eateries and a food court which sells almost every kind of local cuisine at an affordable price. Japanese discount store Daiso which sells almost all of its items at $2 also has a huge store here, so turn on your shopping mode!
Address : 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
TOP 3 VivoCity
VivoCity, one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore, is located opposite the shores of tourist hotspot Sentosa Island. Shoppers can take the monorail to Sentosa on the highest level of VivoCity, which makes it a very popular mall among visitors to Sentosa. It’s many retail stores and restaurants are spread out over more than 1 million square feet of lettable floor space spanning 5 storeys. The selection of fashion boutiques is one of the largest in Singapore. Some of its notable tenants include local supermarket giant Fairprice’s largest store, Golden Village cinema, TANGS departmental store and library@harbourfront.
Shoppers who are tired from shopping can take a break at the sky park and amphitheatre at the top floor which offers astounding views of the sea, cable car and Sentosa Island. There is also a play area for children on the top floor.
Address : 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
TOP 4 Bugis Junction
Directly connected to the Bugis MRT Station, Bugis Junction is the window to the ever busy Bugis shopping district. Get ready for an impressive mix of fashion boutiques, cosmetics shops and electronics retail shops. There is also the flagship BHG departmental store, various outlet stores such as Adidas, and “push carts” that sell a variety of affordable goods where you can bring back as souvenirs. Coupled with cafes and restaurants of many different cuisine types, the shopper’s experience is complete!
Address : 200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021
TOP 5 Paragon
Another iconic shopping mall along Orchard Road, Paragon hosts several luxury brands along with a departmental store, a supermarket and medical suites. The basement of the mall is an oasis for tired shoppers with a range of casual dining restaurants and eateries, including more unique ones like Sinpopo Brand which infuses local elements into dishes and desserts, and Chalk Farm which sells traditional Nyonya desserts and irresistible cakes. There are also several popular homegrown brands such as Bee Cheng Hiang and Janice Wong which you can get your uniquely Singapore food souvenirs.
Shoppers with young children can head to Paragon Junior on Level 5 which has a collection of more than 20 shops offering a wide range of kids’ apparels, toys and even music lessons!
Address : 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
TOP 6 Ngee Ann City
Ngee Ann City consists of two prominent tower blocks linked by a central plaza which houses a host of luxury goods, fashion, dining and beauty options. Its main tenant is Japanese departmental store Takashimaya, which occupies 6 storeys of one of the blocks. There is also a host of other Japanese shops and restaurants. Singapore’s largest book store, Kinokuniya, occupies almost the whole of Level 4. Large scale sale events and exhibitions are held frequently at its basement plaza, which proves to be a large draw for shoppers.
Address : 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
TOP 7 313@Somerset
Adorned by pockets of flashing lights on its exterior, 313@Somerset is one of the most vibrant shopping malls on Orchard Road which houses a mix of international clothing brands such as Zara and Forever 21, and local brands such as Love, Bonito and Editor’s Market. There are also experiential stores by electronics giants such as Samsung, Huawei and Sony. The dining scene is no less interesting with cuisines from all around the world from tan yu (Chong Qing spicy grilled fish), nipong naepong (Korean-styled noodles) to Trattoria Italian Kitchen and the famous Haidilao Hotpot.
Address : 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
TOP 8 Plaza Singapura
Plaza Singapura is a huge mall which stands above the busy Dhoby Ghaut Interchange which connects 3 MRT line. Besides a huge range of lifestyle and dining options, it also has departmental stores, art and craft specialty stores, an arcade and a cinema on its top floor. With the opening of a new wing which increases its tenanted area significantly, the number of food and beverage outlets have been expanded to include an even greater variety of cuisine from all over the world. The new wing houses famous Hong Kong Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan’s first overseas restaurant and also Nanjing Impressions, which prides itself on authentic traditional dishes from Nanjing which are hard to find now.
Address : 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839
TOP 9 Jewel Changi Airport
The newest kid on the block, Jewel Changi Airport has fast become a hot favourite among locals and tourists alike with its iconic design, hedge maze, canopy park, canopy bridge and indoor waterfall which is the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. Its tenant mix is no less impressive with unique stores like Singapore’s first Pokemon centre, Shake Shack, Burger and Lobster, A&W and the largest Nike store in South East Asia.
Plenty of local food stores that are very popular among Singaporeans have also set up shop here so you can taste the best of Singapore food without even leaving the airport! These shops include Rich and Good cake shop which specializes in Swiss rolls, and Birds of Paradise which is a specialty ice cream shop with freshly-made thyme-infused cones and exquisite ice cream flavours made of herbs, spices and flowers.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
TOP 10 Orchard Central
Orchard Central offers a unique retail experience by infusing art into the shopping experience, where artistic elements can be found in the design of the mall and art installations by renowned artists are feature in the roof top garden. Its 14 floors of retail space are filled mostly with specialty restaurants and providers of beauty services such as hair salons and nail spas.
Shop to your heart’s content at Uniqlo’s global flagship store which occupies 3 storeys at the side of the mall facing Orchard Road. Complete the experience with a stroll through Japanese discount store Don Don Donki and be greeted by the myriad of Japanese products priced at a steal as you munch on freshly baked Japanese sweet potatoes and sip on Hokkaido brown sugar milk.
Address : 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
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